What is Mo3 Technology?

Mo3 is a unique tri-moly additive designed by TOP 1 to more effectively reduce wear, friction, and oxidation in today’s engines. Conventional Molybdenum typically contain two Molybdenum atoms in each molecule.  TOP 1’s Mo3 additive contains three Moly atoms within its core.

The third Molybdenum atom acts as a catalyst, allowing your oil to activate:

  1. More quickly
  2. Under the most severe service conditions
  3. Over a much longer period of time

The Mo3 Advantage

The faster the molybdenum additive is activated, the more effective the wear protection and friction reduction.  We’ve designed TOP 1 Mo3 specifically to activate its friction-fighting properties at a much lower temperature than conventional moly additives. As a result, our Mo3 containing products will effectively coat and protect the engine almost instantly after engine ignition, preventing wear during the most critical time of your equipment’s activity.

It’s important for any anti-wear or friction-fighting additive to work quickly and efficiently. It’s just as important, however, for these additives to continue working for the duration of the oil’s life. The third molybdenum atom allows the Mo3 additive to be much more durable, significantly outlasting the conventional molybdenum additives.

Conventional lubricants exhibit high wear — especially at low concentrations of anti-wear additive.  Lubricants with TOP 1’s MO3 additive, on the other hand, demonstrate low wear — even at low concentration levels. TOP 1 researchers also use the “ball-on-disk” traction test to quantify the friction-reducing benefits of our lubricants. Again, we see that lubricants with MO3 outperform their conventional counterparts. In addition to having the advantage when it comes to wear and friction, TOP 1 lubricants formulated with MO3 also provide significant oxidation resistance.

Why Did We Develop Mo3?

At TOP 1, we’ve seen that lubricants containing conventional anti-wear and friction-reducing additives formulated to meet minimum standards do not adequately protect engines from wearing down under boundary test conditions.

That’s why we developed Mo3 — a proprietary anti-wear additive used only in select TOP 1 lubricants.

“As these tests show, TOP 1 lubricants with Mo3 provide a distinct advantage over the competition when it comes to countering wear, reducing friction, and providing oxidation resistance.”